• UK Invited To Join Common Transit Convention

    IN ADDITION to the EU Commission’s proposals for free movement of goods during 2019, the invitation for the UK to also join the Common Transit Convention (CTC) in its own right is great news for […]

     
  • Trade Associations Say Take The Deal!

    THE FREIGHT Transport Association is calling on MPs to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement to keep Britain trading post-Brexit by delivering the frictionless trade that the logistics sector was promised. James Hookham, deputy […]

     
  • 30-50% faster than rail

    AFTER MORE than six months preparation, the first ever TIR truck from Khorgos, China via Kazakhstan arrived in Europe, with no disruption or customs issues after 11 days on the road. The new road service […]

     
  • swapping apprentices

    TRAILER manufacturer Cartwright, has embarked on a new initiative by swapping apprentices with one of its biggest customers, Royal Mail, to provide greater insight into each of the individual operations. Six vehicle technician apprentices from […]

     
  • Bridge Smart, Prevention of Bridge Strikes Toolkit

    FORS HAS launched the latest addition to its series of toolkits. Forming part of the FORS Professional training program, ‘Bridge Smart, Prevention of Bridge Strikes Toolkit’ is devised exclusively for FORS members and industry managers […]

     
  • reduce fuel costs

    UPGRADED D11 and D13 diesel engines for Volvo FH, FM and FMX meet the new Euro 6 Step D regulation and contain a number of improvements that enable transport operators to reduce fuel costs. ‘With […]

     
  • consider authenticity

    BRIGADE Electronics is urging operators to consider authenticity when selecting reversing alarms and warns that cheaper imitations may not offer the same safety benefits. Brigade’s unique and patented bbs-tek white sound reversing alarms are claimed […]

     
  • Reliance On EU Workers To Keep Britain Trading

    IF BRITISH business is to make a success of Brexit, its supply chain needs to have access to European workers in the short to medium term, according to this FTA, which has published an independent […]

     
  • Van Driver Shortage Concern

    WORSENING van driver shortages could prevent businesses operating successfully over the next year, according to a 2018-19 report, which identifies the opportunities and challenges facing the vans market. Research by Van Excellence, administered by the […]

     
  • Give Gritters Space To Work

    THEY HAVE flashing amber beacons, are 2.5 metres wide and are bright orange, but last year Highways England say 36 gritters were driven into! Gritters weigh up to 26 tonnes and when they’re spreading salt […]